#20 Shorewomen Have Their Way With Bears, 17-7
Hubley Ties WC and Personal Best With 11 Draw Controls
COLLEGEVILLE, PA – Sophomore midfielder Emily Hubley (West Chester, PA/Bayard Rustin) tied the Washington College and personal high for draw controls in a game with 11 as visiting #20 Washington College scored four goals in a span of 1:25 early in the first half and never trailed en route to a 17-7 win over host Ursinus at Patterson Field in Centennial Conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon. The Shorewomen are now 8-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference, while the Bears slide to 2-7 and 0-3 respectively.
It is Washington's second all-time win at Ursinus as the team's previous win in Collegeville was in the 2003 season by a 12-9 score. It is the first time the Shorewomen have downed the Bears twice in consecutive meetings and seasons and it is also the largest margin of victory for WC versus Ursinus.
It was the second time this year Hubley won 11 draws in a game, she also had 11 versus Rowan on March 2.
The Shorewomen struck just 1:38 into the game on a free position goal by junior attacker Carly Eisenbrandt (Baltimore, MD/Towson) and 10 seconds later Eisenbrandt finished off a pass from Hubley. Only 20 seconds later, Hubley scored with senior attacker Mollie Shipley (Denville, NJ/Morris Catholic) to put Washington ahead 3-0. Senior midfielder Marissa Restaino (Media, PA/Penncrest) converted a pass from senior attacker Corinne Ziccardi (Baltimore, MD/Loch Raven) for the fourth goal just 3:03 into the contest.
Ursinus got onto the board with 23:22 left in the first half when Amber Moyer stole a clearing pass and scored to cut the lead to 4-1. The Shorewomen restored the four-goal lead when Eisenbrandt scored in transition on a pass from sophomore midfielder Liz Godorov (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) with 13:40 left in the first and just 82 seconds later Eisenbrandt completed a feed from Hubley to make it 6-1. Godorov scored her second straight goal for the guests with 10:44 left to give Washington a 7-1 lead and Hubley cashed in a free position chance 34 seconds later to make it 8-1 Shorewomen. Kitty Dawson netted an unassisted tally for Ursinus to trim the lead to 8-2 with 7:53 remaining in the first. Restaino finished off a Shipley pass with 88 seconds left in the first half to make it 9-2 and that would be the halftime score.
Godorov opened the second half scoring just 1:48 into the half on an unassisted tally to make it 10-2. Dawson netted a free position goal with 24:36 left in the game to trim the Washington lead to 10-3. Nicole Kovacs scored on a free position tally with 21:37 remaining to cut the lead to 10-4. Shipley answered 1:04 later on a free position to make it 11-4. With 19:12 left, Jessica Hill scored with Devin Brakel notching the helper to reduce the lead to 11-5. Restaino netted a free position score with 16:32 remaining to put the guests ahead 12-5 and just 33 seconds later Godorov scored her third goal of the day to put Washington up by eight goals. Brackel deposited a free position shot in the goal with 14:48 left to cut it to 13-6. Hubley made it 14-6 with Shipley chalking up the helper with 14:02 left in the game. The Shorewomen made it 15-6 when junior attacker Sydney Slavin (Timonium, MD/Dulaney) scored an unassisted goal with 6:27 left in the game. WC scored two of the last three goals to provide the final margin.
For Washington, in addition to her 11 draws, Hubley had four goals and two assists for a game-high six points. She also had five ground balls and three caused turnovers which were also game-highs. Eisenbrandt had five goals to match her personal best, while Godorov (three goals and one helper) and Shipley (one goal and game-high three assists) both had four points in the win. Restaino netted a hat-trick for the Shorewomen. In goal, senior Stephanie Seibert (Clear Spring, MD/Mercersburg Academy (PA) had 10 saves in the win.
For the Bears, Dawson had two goals and Brakel had two points on one goal and one assist. In goal, Riley Pembroke had 14 saves, while Mary Deliberti had five draw controls and three ground balls for the hosts.
Washington had a 35-18 edge in shots on goal, 23-15 advantage in ground balls and won 15 of the game's 26 draw controls. The Shorewomen were 15-for-19 in clears, while the Bears were for 14-for-20 in clear attempts.
The Shorewomen are back in action on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. versus visiting Muhlenberg in Centennial Conference action.